Born in 1966

Jan 1 Gorsha Sur a former ice dancer who represented the United States and the Soviet Union. With Svetlana Liapina for the Soviet Union, he is a two-time World Junior medalist. With Renée Roca for the U.S., he is a two-time U.S. national champion
Jan 1 Ivica Dačić a Serbian politician who has been the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia since April 2014. He is the leader of the Socialist Party of Serbia. From 2008 to April 2012 he served as Minister of Internal Affairs then as Prime Minister of Serbia and Minister of Internal Affairs from July 2012 to April 2014
Jan 1 Nikolay Gulyayev a former speed skater, considered among the world's best in the 1980s.
Jan 1 Vladimir Plahotniuc politician, businessman and philanthropist.
Jan 1 Anna Burke an Australian politician, and a former Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives. She has been a member of the Australian Labor Party and a member of the Australian House of Representatives since October 1998, representing the Division of Chisholm, Victoria
Jan 2 Siobhan Finneran an English television and film actress. She is known for her regular roles in the BBC drama Clocking Off , ITV comedy Benidorm , ITV drama Downton Abbey and BBC drama Happy Valley. She also starred as Rita in the 1986 film, Rita, Sue and Bob Too and as Mrs. Swift in the 2013 film, The Selfish Giant
Jan 2 Kate Hodge an American actress and film producer.
Jan 3 Oleg Morozov (footballer born 1966) a retired Russian professional footballer. He made his professional debut in the Soviet Second League in 1988 for FC Dynamo-2 Moscow. He played 4 games in the UEFA Cup 1994–95 with FC Tekstilshchik Kamyshin
Jan 3 Aleksey Morozov (footballer) a retired Russian professional footballer. He made his professional debut in the Soviet Second League in 1988 for FC Dynamo-2 Moscow. He played 4 games in the 1994–95 UEFA Cup with FC Tekstilshchik Kamyshin
Jan 4 Stig Sæterbakken a Norwegian author. He published his first book at the age of 18, a collection of poems called Floating Umbrellas, while still attending Lillehammer Senior High School. In 1991, Sæterbakken released his first novel, Incubus, followed by The New Testament in 1993. Aestethic Bliss collected five years of work as an essayist
Jan 4 La Parka II a Mexican luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler, better known as La Parka, who has worked for the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración since the mid-1990s.
Jan 4 Ladislav Maier a Czech football goalkeeper. He played seven matches for the Czech Republic and participated at Euro 1996 and Euro 2000. At club level he took part in five Gambrinus liga seasons, playing his matches for Liberec
Jan 4 Tigran Keosayan a Russian-Armenian film director, actor and writer. He is a winner of International Film Festival Prize's including "TEFI", "Kinotavr" and "Window to Europe-2001"
Jan 4 Deana Carter a country music artist who broke through in 1996 with the release of debut album Did I Shave My Legs for This?, which was certified 5× Multi-Platinum in the United States for sales of over five million. It was followed by 1998's Everything's Gonna Be Alright, 2003's I'm Just a Girl, 2005's The Story of My Life, and 2007's The Chain. Overall, Carter's albums have accounted for 14 singles, including three which reached Number One on the Billboard country charts: "Strawberry Wine", "We Danced Anyway", and "How Do I Get There"
Jan 5 Steve Tuttle a retired Canadian hockey right wing who played for parts of three seasons for the Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, scoring a total of 28 goals in his career. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, spending time with their International Hockey League affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. In 1993, without playing a single game for the Lightning, he was traded to the Quebec Nordiques, playing for their IHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. He retired after the 1997–98 season. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia
Jan 5 Igor Kufayev a Russian British artist, yogi and spiritual teacher. Also known as 'Vamadeva' , which means "preserving aspect of Shiva in his peaceful, graceful and poetic form"
Jan 5 Héctor Baldassi an Argentine retired football referee. His first Argentine first division was in 1998 and only two years later he debuted internationally. Nicknamed La Coneja Baldassi officiated several CONMEBOL club competitions including the final match of the 2008 Copa Libertadores, and participated in several international competitions including the 2004 Copa América and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He was called for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, but was later dismissed because one of his assistants didn't pass the medical tests
Jan 5 Yuri Amano a Japanese voice actress who is affiliated with Arts Vision. Her real name, as well as her former stage name, is Tomoko Yoshikawa
Jan 5 Kate Schellenbach the former drummer of The Beastie Boys.
Jan 5 Vladislav Khakhalev a retired Russian professional football player.
Jan 6 Araik Tunyan PhD in law sciences, docent, The Member of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia.
Jan 6 Stephen Carr (figure skater) an Australian retired pair skater who currently works as a coach. With sister Danielle, he is a nineteen time Australian national champion. They competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics, placing 13th, the 1994 Winter Olympics, placing 11th, and the 1998 Winter Olympics, again placing 13th. They retired from competitive skating following the 1998 Olympic season. During their amateur career, they were coached by Sergei Shakhei and by Kerry Leitch. Their choreographers were Katarina Lindgren, Tom Dickson, Jo Jo Starbuck, and Brenda Trussell
Jan 6 Ipče Ahmedovski a famous and very popular Serbian-Macedonian folk singer.
Jan 6 Fernando Carrillo a Venezuelan actor.
Jan 6 Sharon Cuneta a Filipino singer, actress and TV host.
Jan 7 Corrie Sanders a South African professional boxer. In 2003 he became the WBO heavyweight champion by defeating Wladimir Klitschko via a second-round knock out that is considered one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history and was named Ring Magazine upset of the year 2003
Jan 7 Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy a former publicist for Calvin Klein and the wife of John Kennedy, Jr., the son of U.S. President John Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Upon her marriage, Bessette-Kennedy's relationship with her husband and her fashion sense became the subject of intense media scrutiny and she drew comparisons to her mother-in-law Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Jan 7 Elena Bechke a Russian former pair skater. She competed for the Soviet Union, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and the Unified Team. With partner Denis Petrov, she is the 1992 Olympic silver medalist, the 1989 World bronze medalist, and the 1991 and 1992 European silver medalist
Jan 7 Ehab Tawfik an Egyptian singer.
Jan 8 Roger Ljung a Swedish retired footballer who played as a left back.
Jan 8 Loletta Lee a Hong Kong actress born on 8 January 1966.
Jan 8 Trude Dybendahl a former Norwegian cross country skier who competed from 1986 to 1998. She won three silver medals in the 4 x 5 km at the Winter Olympics. Her best individual Olympic finish was 4th in the 30 km event in 1994
Jan 8 Igor Vyazmikin a professional ice hockey forward, who played for CSKA. He was the final player selected in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, going in the twelfth round, 252nd overall, to the Edmonton Oilers, and went on to play four NHL games with that team. Additionally, Vyazmikin played extensively in Europe and North American minor leagues
Jan 8 Andrew Wood (singer) an American musician best known as the lead singer for alternative rock bands Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone. Wood was also known for his androgynous aesthetical persona
Jan 9 Jan Johansen (singer) a Swedish singer.
Jan 10 Jaroslav Romanchuk a Belarusian libertarian economist and politician.
Jan 10 Kennedy McKinney a former American professional boxer, who won the bantamweight gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics. As a professional, he won the IBF and WBO super bantamweight titles
Jan 10 Bert Cooper a heavyweight boxer, most famous for his punching power and several wild brawls in the 1990s.
Jan 10 Robert Jürjendal an Estonian guitar player and composer.
Jan 10 Murali Nair an Indian film director and screenwriter. He has directed eight films since 1993. His film Marana Simhasanam was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Caméra d'Or
Jan 10 Jeremy Sims an Australian actor and director.
Jan 11 Mary Hansen an Australian-born guitarist and singer. She was a member of United Kingdom-based alternative music group Stereolab from 1992. As a member of that band Hansen recorded six studio albums from Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements to Sound-Dust. As a side-project, in late 1999 she formed the space rock group, Schema, with members of Seattle-based band, Hovercraft, and they issued their debut album, Schema on 19 September 2000. On 9 December 2002 Hansen was killed in a cycling accident when she was hit by a truck in London. She was 36 years old
Jan 11 Marc Acito a United States novelist, humorist, and screenwriter. His comic novel How I Paid for College won the Oregon Book Awards' 2005 Ken Kesey Award for Best Novel, was voted a 2005 "Teens Top Ten for favorite young adult book" of the American Library Association
Jan 11 Kelley Law a Canadian curler from Coquitlam, British Columbia. She grew up in Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Jan 11 Sunil Kumar Mahato a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. A member of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha political party, he represented the constituency of Jamshedpur in the eastern state of Jharkhand
Jan 12 Sergei Revin a Russian cosmonaut that was selected in 1996, and completed spaceflight training in 1998. He served as a crew member aboard the International Space Station, having launched on his first spaceflight on 15 May 2012 and returned on 17 September 2012
Jan 12 Olivier Martinez a French film actor. He became known after roles in several French films such as Un, deux, trois, soleil , which garnered him the César Award for "Most Promising Actor", The Horseman on the Roof , and The Chambermaid on the Titanic. He has also appeared in Hollywood-produced features, including Before Night Falls , Unfaithful and S.W.A.T
Jan 13 Patrick Dempsey an American actor and race car driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. He saw early success as an actor, starring in a number of films in his early 20s, including Can't Buy Me Love and Loverboy. In the 1990s, he mostly appeared in smaller roles in film and television, before landing a lead role in Sweet Home Alabama , a surprise box office hit. He has since then starred in a number of other films, including Enchanted, Made of Honor, Valentine's Day, Flypaper, Freedom Writers and Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Jan 13 Irina Apeksimova a Russian stage and screen actress.
Jan 13 Shelagh Fogarty a radio and television presenter and journalist. She formerly hosted the BBC Radio 5 Live breakfast show with Nicky Campbell